The trio are accused of abetting in the breaching of the barricades at the Bersih 3.0 rally near Dataran Merdeka on April 28.
(FMT) - PKR de-facto leader Anwar Ibrahim, party deputy president Azmin Ali and PKR supreme council member Badrul Hisyam Shaharin have been charged with abetting in the breaking of the barricades at the Bersih 3.0 rally, near Dataran Merdeka on April 28, this year.
This would be the third charge levelled against the trio, who had already been charged with participating in an illegal rally and violating a court order.
The three were one of the first few to be charged under the recently-passed Peaceful Assembly Act.
On May 22, the three were charged under section 4(2)(c) of the new law for participating in the rally and violating a court order between 2.30pm and 3pm on April 28.
The court order, issued by magistrate Zaki Asyraf Zubir on April 26, prohibited the Bersih gathering at Dataran Merdeka and surrounding roads leading to the historic site.
If found guilty, they are liable to a maximum fine of RM10,000, which could result in Anwar and Azmin losing their Member of Parliament status if the fine exceeds RM2,000.
The trio have also been charged under section 188 of the Penal Code for breaching the magistrate’s court order.
They are also said to have conspired with Rasah PKR division deputy head R Tangam, lawyer G Rajesh Kumar and van driver Farhan Ibrahim @ Alias by inciting them to breach the barricade surrounding Dataran Merdeka, which “could have caused a riot or clashes”.
If convicted, they are liable to a maximum jail term of one month or fine of RM2,000, or both.